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Where did the English Wrigley family come from? What is the English Wrigley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wrigley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wrigley family history?The ancestors of the name Wrigley date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Wrigley family lived in a settlement called Wrigley, which experts theorize was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Wrigley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wrigley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wrigley include: Wrigley, Wrigly, Rigley, Riggeley and others.
First found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrigley research. Another 212 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wrigley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wrigley or a variant listed above:
Wrigley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Abraham, Elias, James, John, Joseph, Thomas, William Wrigley, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1825-1868
- Thomas Wrigley, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840
- Joseph Wrigley, who landed in New York, NY in 1846
- John Wrigley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
- Clarence Wrigley, aged 26, who landed in America from London, in 1896
Wrigley Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Annie Wrigley, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Oldham, England, in 1906
- Beatrice Wrigley, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
- Beatrice Wrigley, aged 24, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
- Clara Wrigley, aged 50, who emigrated to America from Oxford, England, in 1907
- Agnes Wrigley, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1907
- Philip Knight Wrigley (1894-1977), American chewing gum industrialist, son of William Wrigley
- William Wrigley Jr. (1861-1932), American chewing gum industrialist, founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891
- George Watson Wrigley (1874-1952), American Major League Baseball player
- Robert Wrigley (b. 1951), American poet and educator
- Drew Wrigley, American Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
- Sir Edward Anthony "Tony" Wrigley (b. 1931), English historical demographer
- Bernard Wrigley (b. 1948), English singer, actor and comedian
- Arthur Wrigley, Polymer Chemist
- Edward Greenwood Wrigley, founder of EG Wrigley and Company Ltd. was a British car, car component, and mechanical parts manufacturer
- Edgar Wrigley (1886-1958), New Zealand rugby footballer
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The Wrigley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrigley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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